Tag: Stephen Shaiken

BANGKOK SHADOWS-FREE E BOOK THIS WEEK

BANGKOK SHADOWS-FREE E BOOK THIS WEEK

DOWNLOAD BANGKOK SHADOWS FREE FOR THE NEXT FIVE DAYS! My debut novel, Bangkok Shadows, was released ten weeks ago. I am  told I’m doing better than most other independent authors. I  greatly appreciate every sale, all downloads on Kindle Unlimited, each review and  message.  But it’s not enough feedback for me. I wrote this novel for …

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Ten Good Bits of Advice for Fiction Writers

Ten Good Bits of Advice for Fiction Writers

I am not big on self-help books or article on “how to write”. I am of the school holding that “the only rule is that there are no rules.” I’m with Hemingway; if the writer is honest and the story is well-told, it will come through to the reader. Raymond Chandler is not the same …

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WRITING ABOUT SUICIDE IN FICTION

WRITING ABOUT SUICIDE IN FICTION

America has been rocked by the sudden deaths by their own hands of two celebrities, Anthony Bourdin and Kate Spade. Neither seemed a likely candidate for suicide. Both were accomplished, talented professionals who appeared be enjoying life to its fullest. These tragedies came a little less than four years after that of Robin Williams, a …

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FREEDOM AND MEMORIAL DAY, 2018

FREEDOM AND MEMORIAL DAY, 2018

I saw a friend’s Facebook post on eating a hot dog at the ballpark, and followed the ensuing discussion on the best way to consume this iconic American delicacy. The sausage industry has weighed in on this controversial issue: Click here to read the “experts’” advice on how to eat a hot dog. And let …

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WHY DO SO MANY LAWYERS WANT TO BE WRITERS?

WHY DO SO MANY LAWYERS WANT TO BE WRITERS?

I have posted on why so many English language writers live in Thailand, and  what an author might read after writing a book.  I have also posted about my writing group, Keybangers Bangkok and the writing prompt workshop I attend. I have not weighed in on one question, stated above, that several people have recently asked, presumably …

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LIFE, DEATH, AND BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

LIFE, DEATH, AND BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

After finishing Bangkok Shadows, the last few weeks of which were filled not with creative writing but with proofing, formatting, downloading, uploading, side-loading and promoting, I craved sitting down and writing. So I forced myself to do so, and wrote this little story in one sitting. (Something I rarely do, even in my writing prompt …

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BLACK IVORY COFFEE AND MY NOVEL

BLACK IVORY COFFEE AND MY NOVEL

PREPARING THE WORLD’S FINEST COFFEE (Enjoy the photos and read below to learn more and what Black Ivory Coffee has to do with my novel) Blake Dinkin, Founder of Black Ivory coffee, preparing the syphon for brewing. This French made syphon is recommended and sold by Black Ivory. The hand grinder used to grind the …

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BANGKOK SHADOWS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE

BANGKOK SHADOWS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE

Click here to view Bangkok Shadows page on Amazon Kindle The novel is now available as a e-book; paperback will be available in a few days. Right now it is being offered at an introductory  discount price of $.99. I hope you will enjoy the adventures of Glenn Murray Cohen in Bangkok’s mysterious underside, and …

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